WIPL 2023: From teams to auction and prize money, see every information related to the league here
For a long time, fans, veteran players and women players themselves have been demanding that BCCI should organize T20 league for women like men. Women’s T20 Challenge started but it was not of IPL level. Last year, BCCI finally announced that Women’s IPL The first season will be held in 2023. The BCCI started its preparation from January 1 this year. Many big updates have come in this regard so far.
The BCCI has so far officially disclosed only the media rights. Along with this, tenders have also been filled for the teams. Several franchises of the Men’s IPL have also shown interest in the league. Many updates have also come out regarding the dates of the league. Know full details about Women’s IPL here
Women’s IPL will be played in March
The Women’s IPL will be held after the Women’s T20 World Cup in February. It is being said that 22 matches will be played in the first season with six teams. The league will start in March, when its final will be played before the men’s IPL. In the first season, all the matches could be held in Mumbai.
Viacom18 gets media rights
The BCCI had announced some time back that Viacom18 had bought the media rights for the Women’s IPL. It made the highest bid of Rs 951 crore for five years. Sony and Disney Hotstar also bid for the media rights. The auction for the T20 league took place at the Cricket Board’s office in Mumbai.
Players will be auctioned in February
According to the report of Cricbuzz, the auction of players for the tournament could be held in February. The BCCI has fixed the time till 5 pm on January 26 for registration. Talking about the salary cap, three price categories of 50 lakhs, 40 lakhs and 30 lakhs have been kept for the capped players. 20 lakh and 10 lakh price range for uncapped players. Women’s T20 League has been written instead of Women’s IPL in the papers to be filled to register the names of the players. This has led to speculation that this could be the name of the league.
league prize money
Some media reports have claimed that the prize money for the first season of the women’s IPL could be as high as Rs 12 crore. Along with this, there is also a possibility of giving three crore rupees to the runner-up. The third-placed team may have to settle for Rs 1 crore. Although the BCCI has not made any official announcement regarding this.
30 companies bid for teams
The auction for the teams is to be held by the end of this month. More than 30 companies have bought bid documents for Rs 5 crore to buy the teams. This includes 10 companies that own the men’s IPL teams. Adani Group, Torrent Group, Haldiram Prabhuji, Capri Global, Kotak and Aditya Birla Group have also shown interest in buying the teams. This also includes the companies that failed to buy the two new men’s IPL teams in 2021. Among the IPL teams, Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders can show more interest in buying the team. They have also bought teams globally